British Columbia Highway 11
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Highway 11 highlighted in red.
|Length:||17 km (11 mi)|
|Existed:||1958 – present|
|South end:||SR 9 at the Canada–US border|
|BC 1 in Abbotsford|
|North end:||BC 7 in Mission|
|Major cities:||Abbotsford, Mission|
Highway 11, known locally as the Abbotsford-Mission Highway, is a 17 km (11 mi) long at-grade expressway (With the southernmost part of the highway two lanes) that literally cuts the Fraser Valley in half. The highway was first given the '11' designation in 1958, and it originally followed South Fraser Way through Abbotsford, being re-routed onto the four-lane Sumas Way in the mid-1980s. Highway 11 originally entered Mission over the same bridge that carries a spur of the Canadian Pacific Railway across the Fraser River, but it was re-routed onto its own bridge, the Mission Bridge, in 1973.
In the south, Highway 11 begins at the Huntingdon Canada–US border crossing, where it connects with Washington State Route 9. The highway goes north for 3.4 km (2.1 mi) to its junction with Highway 1. North of Highway 1, the route travels 3.7 km (2.3 mi) north, passing through two interchanges, before arriving at an intersection with Gladys Road. Highway 11 is facing west at this point, so it turns right onto its own dedicated route. Highway 11 from this point proceeds north for 10 km (6 mi). It passes through the community of Matsqui and an interchange into Matsqui's centre, then crosses the Fraser River over the Mission Bridge into Mission, where it terminates at its junction with Highway 7.
For south to north. The entire route is in the Fraser Valley Regional District.
|Continues as SR 9 south – Sumas, Bellingham|
|Huntingdon-Abbotsford||0.00||0.00||Canada–United States border|
|3.44||2.14||BC 1 (Trans-Canada Highway) – Vancouver, Hope||Interchange, BC 1 exit 92; traffic signals along BC 11|
|4.30||2.67||South Fraser Way – Abbotsford City Centre|
|4.99||3.10||Old Yale Road||Interchange; no southbound exit|
|6.09||3.78||Old Clayburn Road||Interchange; BC 11 turns west|
|7.12||4.42||Gladys Avenue – Abbotsford City Centre||BC 11 branches north|
|13.76||8.55||Riverside Street||Interchange; southbound exit, northbound entrance|
|↑ / ↓||14.39–
|Mission Bridge over the Fraser River|
|Mission||15.73||9.77||To BC 7 east (Horne Street Connector) – Mission City Centre, Agassiz||Interchange; southbound exit via London Avenue exit|
|16.52||10.27||London Avenue – Industrial Park||Interchange|
|17.11||10.63||BC 7 (Lougheed Highway) – Vancouver, Maple Ridge, Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs|
|Continues as Cedar Valley Connector to Cedar Street|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Landmark Kilometre Inventory (PDF). British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (Report). Cypher Consulting. July 2016. pp. 212–214.